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Tuesday, March 22
Tito Jackson

Tito Jackson
Tito JacksonThis Friday, Tito Jackson will be sworn in as Boston’s newest city councilor, coincidentally on the same day that his predecessor, Chuck Turner, reports to prison on federal corruption charges. From the outside Jackson’s path to higher office looked easy: He cruised through the primary election and a garnered a whopping 82 percent of the vote in the final election last week. The bad news is that voters in Boston’s seventh district seemed strangely disinterested, with just 8 percent of registered voters turning out. Tito joins us to talk about that and his plans for the seventh district.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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